Marquette to Host Humanities Without Walls career symposium on Sept. 14

September 7, 2018

MILWAUKEE — A symposium on career diversity will be held on Sept. 14 in Marquette University's Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

The event is hosted by Humanities Without Walls, the Marquette University Center for the Advancement of the Humanities and the Marquette University Graduate School. It is the first in a series of career development programs designed to advance preparation careers Marquette graduate students may experience, to introduce students to the Humanities Without Walls Fellowship and provide tips for crafting a competitive application.

"This is a terrific opportunity for humanities students at all points in their graduate careers to learn about existing resources for career development and to impact Marquette's efforts to improve student support in this area," said Dr. Theresa Tobin, associate professor of philosophy and associate dean for academic affairs and student development for Marquette's graduate school.

Featured speakers include Dr. Antoinette Burton, principal investigator for Humanities Without Walls and director for the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois; and Jason Mierek, director of operations for Humanities Without Walls.

Other panelists are humanities Ph.D. students and alumni, including Ms. Margaret Nettesheim-Hoffmann, former Humanities Without Walls fellow; Dr. Matthew Costello, senior historian, White House Historical Association; J Tyler Friedman, associate curator, Museum of Wisconsin Art; and Dr. Bridget E. Kapler, business analyst for Johnson Controls.

Symposium panels include:

  • Career Diversity in the Humanities & Humanities Without Walls fellowship
  • Discussion with Marquette Humanities Ph.D. alumni on "Mechanics of Designing Your Future Career"
  • "Where Do We Go From Here?" roundtable

About Humanities Without Walls
Humanities Without Walls is a consortium of 15 Midwestern universities funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation that is dedicated to reinvigorating the study of the humanities.

About the Center for the Advancement of the Humanities
Established in 2017, the center seeks to enhance and promote the humanistic enterprise central to a Jesuit University. It is committed to developing, enhancing, and disseminating new approaches to the humanities, going beyond traditional boundaries in emphasizing collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches across Marquette University and the community.

About Marquette University Graduate School
As part of the Catholic, Jesuit intellectual tradition the Graduate School at Marquette supports over 70 doctoral and masters programs, including Ph.D. and M.A. offerings in core humanities disciplines.